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What Will The Interior Look Like??

We sent Woody some plans for the interior of the bus. We sent a scaled down version and the “ultimate” version.

Conservative

Conservative

Extra

Extra

One thing that was pointed out to us by Gene was the louvered vents in the back of the bus.

vent

He questioned what what would keep out the cold. These louvers are unique to panel bus. We thought that this was a good question since it may still be a little chilly in spring and fall. Fortunately, we looked at another panel conversion and found that this is probably not an issue. You can either cover it as this person did, or put a cabinet over the louvers.

surf

inside

So with that Gene gave us his blessing on the bus. I do hope we cross paths with him at some point in time. He has been very patience with us and has given us a lots of good advice. – THANK YOU!

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Posted by on February 24, 2008 in the begining

 

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Fraud

We found our first fraudulent bus listing today. We found a 23 window Samba listed in New York for $4900.00! For those in the know…. the bus in this condition is 30k+. I showed this listing to Marilyn and was all excited. She noticed that the pictures had a Cardiff Classics watermark. We immediately went to their website and saw that indeed Cardiff was selling the same bus in an auction. Marilyn called Cardiff to alert them what was going on.  The man at Cardiff thanked us and all three of us flagged the Craig’s list posting.  He gave us some more tips on how to buy a bus.  Have the people call us and makesure the caller ID matches the person, have them send a pic of their driver’s license and registration to make sure they match, and finally have a third party mechanic look at the bus.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2008 in the begining

 

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What Will We Do?

As folks are planning their 2008 camping season, we are beginning to see some of the activities that they have planned. I have spent hours visiting websites, reading reports, and looking at pictures. How did we find all of these events? Well, we belong to the following Yahoo groups: Ohio Valley Tribe, Westfalia, WetWesties, and Buskatiers (which isn’t a yahoo group). Finally and certainly not least is The Samba!

The event that I just finished exploring is a event called BusFusion this event is being held in Altmont, Ontario, which is on the Mississippi River scheduled for the middle of June. This looks like a lot of fun. They have a jam session, swap meet and Arts and Craft sales by the participants. Something like this could motivate me to do more with my photography. We probably won’t make this year as we have a tentative plan for Yellowstone Park with some neighbors.

Another one I looked at was BBB (Buses by the Bridge), this event was in mid-Jan in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This looks like a lot of fun, too. Look at the photos from this trip and you will find a very cool bus interior. Marilyn is in love with this one.

And the final one for today is the VW Buses N Boat Bash.  This trip features a 6 mile canoe trip on the Little Miami River just North of Cincinnati and hosted by the Full Moon Bus Club. The thing that is the most amazing about these places are that they are all in small towns, which personally I like.  I have some more I’ll write about later.  I have a migraine that is asking me to shut down . . . .

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2008 in Things To Do

 

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